The Chicago Tribune reports rising Chicago rapper Chief Keef was jailed yesterday (Jan. 15) after a judge found that his interview with Pitchfork Media at a gun range.
Keef, born Keith Cozart, is on 18-month-probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer back in 2011.
The judge ruled that by holding a gun for the on-camera interview with Pitchfork he breached the terms of his 18-month-probation, and ordered him into custody.
Pitchfork Media has taken the interview down and the court has ordered the footage be released in order to determine a verdict. The 17-year-old will be sentenced tomorrow and will be held in juvenile holding facility until then.
The sentence comes only a few week after the release of Keef’s debut album Finally Rich on Interscope — a record that has been highly divisive within the music community and sparked a number of debates about hip-hop journalism and greater cultural concerns.
Police interest in Keef became more pointed when he posted a tweet taunting a Chicago contemporary, rapper Lil Jojo, only 18 hours after Jojo was murdered. However, no ties have been found between Cozart and the slaying.